Two common dangers when using electricity are fire and electrocution. Both can have serious and even deadly consequences. The electrical appliances that we connect to our electrical installation are basically safe. In Europe, they must comply with certain safety standards and need to carry a CE marking. However, the way we use these appliances is our responsibility.
Has it ever happened to you? You leave the key to your house with a friend so that he or she can water the plants while you’re away. Upon returning, you find out that the key has been lost. Or the regular cleaning person gets a key so that they can enter the home while you’re at work. After a few months they move to a different town—along with your key. Should you go to the expense of installing new locks just to be safe?
Here you can find a few examples of copper and copper alloy clad museums from around Europe. Perhaps you will visit one or more of them during the summer vacation. We have provided links to the architects and to the descriptions of the projects on our CopperConcept website.
Elderly single persons living independently in their house or flat sometimes wonder what would happen if they were to suddenly need help from the outside. Getting sick or falling down, a fire in the kitchen, or forgetting whether the green or the red pills need to be taken after breakfast: these things can happen to any of us.
New functionalities for your home electrical installation. When planning a renovation or the interior of a new home, there are many things to consider – the furnishings, the colour of the walls and potential storage space, to name a few – but many people often overlook a fundamental element: the electrical installation.
If you're planning to add an extension to your property there's a lot to think about. The main objective is to create more space, this could mean a new kitchen or dining area. Whilst you're getting excited planning the interior, choosing a colour palette, materials and layout you might care to consider whether to use a fabulous, colourful copper exterior. Copper has a long life of 100+ years and will certainly add a touch of colour and class to any property.
In a well-insulated home, it is possible to use an energy-efficient heat pump for heating as well as for the production of sanitary hot water. In some cases, the same device can also be used to cool your home in the summer. There are a number of options available that are worth considering, the most important of which involve the type of source and whether to go with an air heating or water heating system. We’ll help you decide.
Artist Adam Colangelo works with copper.
He started out playing with scraps of copper in his Grandfather's workshop. Now he works with copper, using different techniques to produce a variety of surface finishes on his pieces.
Back in November the NSBRC invited self-builders to take part in a survey to collect views on the Government's commitment to extend housing choice through the introduction of new 'Right to Build' legislation - developed to give prospective home owners the opportunity to own an individually designed home.
Ever thought about the number of power sockets you want to have installed during the construction of your new home or your next renovation? This is no minor concern. Irritation with your electrical installation will rise every time you need a socket and there is none. To make matters worse, this situation is going to last for a long time.